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A sudden death, which has caused considerable excitement, was reported on Tuesday afternoon.  Joseph Lee of Botchergate, Carlisle, head porter at the Carlisle Citadel Station, was on Tuesday morning superintending  the shunting of some carriages in the temporary absence of the shunting officer. While standing near the signal box, situated at the Maryport end of the passenger station, he was observed to fall to the ground.  One of the comrades at once went to where he was lying and found him dead.  A medical man was instantly summoned, but only to pronounce life extinct.  The body was conveyed to the waiting room of the station, when a surgeon was called, and stated that death had been caused by a sudden stoppage of blood.  The coroner was communicated with but he did not consider an inquest requisite.  The man had not been heard to complain of illness and his general appearance was the same as usual.  He had been in the service of the Citadel Railway Committee for upwards of ten years, and was highly respected .  Deceased resided with his mother, who is a widow.  He was 40 years of age, and unmarried.  The corpse was removed from the station yesterday morning in a coffin, and the interment will take place on Friday.

Susan
Pickering